Headings

Tajik Language Fonts

Online Tajik Keyboard Use your mouse to type on this Tajik keyboard, then you can copy text, save as text file, print it out, or use of Internet search.

Cyrillic Russian - Tajik Keyboard Cyrillic Russian - Tajik keyboard downloads and details.

Yahoo! Search - Free Language Sites Because font sites come and go on the Internet, this Yahoo! Search "find it yourself" link my be helpful.

Introductions

Flag of Tajikistan; more on flag and symbols; Anthem (words); Anthem (music)

Map of Tajikistan and Quick Facts; More Maps

UCLA Language Profile - Tajik

Tajikistani Images

Famous Tajiks

Tajik Cuisine

Tajik Music

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Tajikistan Links to primary Tajik language search engines and gateways.

REESWeb - Search Tajikistan Do a "search keyword" for "Tajikistan" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Tajikistan Created and maintained by the LoC Area Studies Directorate.

Yahoo - Regional, Countries Links - Tajikistan Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

DMOZ Open Directory - Tajikistan Extensive resources page, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc.

Google.com Search - Preset for Tajik The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Tajik language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Tajik fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

Idealist.org - Tajikistan "Action without borders" offers list of national non-profit professional and social organizations.

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies "The Association represents American scholarship in the field of Russia, Central Eurasian, Central and East European studies. Representatives of the AAASS sit on such bodies as the US State Department's Advisory Committee on the Soviet/East European Research and Training Act (1983), and the International Congress for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES). It is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies."

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

U.S. Institutions Teaching Tajiki/Tajik From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Search LCTL list of primary US universities offering instruction in the Tajik language.

Tajikistan: Colleges and Universities Links to major institutions of higher learning.

Colleges and Universities - Tajikistan Another link site to institutions of higher learning.

Language Materials

Wikipedia - Tajik Language Basic encyclopedia article on language with description of orthography and sketch of grammar.

UCLA Language Materials Project: Teaching Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages Outstanding site for both online and published resources - not just for teachers. Select "Tajik," "All Materials," and "All Levels" for full display.

Tajik Writing System Basic introduction to Tajik alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.

I Love Languages.com - Tajik Very scant for Tajik.

LanguagesOnTheWeb.com - Tajik Large list of links to Tajik language and country/culture sites. Not all functional and not all freeshare.

Google.com Search - Preset for Tajik The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Tajik language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Tajik fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Persian Farsi Large dictionary portal offers general and specialized online dictionaries; nothing for Tajik but see Persian Farsi.

Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Tajikistan Links to online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news portal.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Tajikistan Slim selection of national newspapers - most in English.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Tajik News Service Latest news reports in English and Tajik.

BBC - Tajik.com BBC news broadcasts in Tajiki.

RadioStationWorld - Tajikistan About: "RadioStationWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

Yahoo! News - Tajikistan Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

History, Culture, Religion

WWW Virtual Library - Central Asia Large index to sites related to Central Asia.

Wikipedia - History of Tajikistan Excellent encyclopedia article with addition links to important periods and personalities.

Wikipedia - Culture of Tajikistan Basic but "growing" article covering topics from Religion to Film.

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Tajikistan Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Country Studies

Wikipedia - Tajikistan Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources.

Tajikistan - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

CIA World Factbook - Tajikistan Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Tajikistan Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Tajikistan Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Tajikistan Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Trade Organization - Tajikistan (Observer) "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Central Asia: Tajikistan "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Tajikistan About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Tajikistan The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Tajikistan Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Tajikistan Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Tajikistan The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Wikitravel - Tajikistan Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. Still coming into being with some countries.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Tajikistan Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.